Members of the Nevada AGC Education Committee presented the supplies at Lemelson STEM Academy on Aug. 4.
The Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC), through its Education Committee, concluded a 60-day school-supply-drive for Reno’s Lemelson STEM Academy on July 30.
“Our mission was to make sure students and teachers could start the school year with classroom essentials,” Theo Jasper, Chairman of the AGC Education Committee, said in a statement.
Lemelson STEM Academy is a Title 1 school located in an at-risk community and is AGC’s Partner in Education, according to an Aug. 3 press release.
Over the 60-day drive, more than 30 companies and individuals donated everything from backpacks, pencils, and notebooks to crayons and glue sticks.
“We wanted to make sure that every child and teacher at the school has the necessary materials to be able to focus on learning,” Jasper said. “We hope that we have lifted the burden off of the parents who might struggle financially to be able to provide these essential items and on the teachers who shouldn’t ever have to pay for these supplies out of their own pocket.”
“We are beyond thrilled at the success of this effort. I cannot adequately express our gratitude to the companies and individuals who participated. I am so proud to work in the construction industry because over and over again they donate time, talent and money to make this community a better place to live.”